Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 23, 1963 · Page 1
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Indies SttOWEttS Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years Low 70, (Couplets VV«Mh«f, PAK* I) fcstabiished Jatiuafy IB, 1838. *•>-—*-—"•—>——- Vdl, CX&Vffi, No, 161 , ALtON, ILL,, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associate* LOCK WORK BEGINS Showdown on Housin Is Expected Wednesday Workmen arc marshaling equipment as repairs on the gates of the main lock at Alton Dam get underway. The huge lock was closed to river traffic.at 4 p.m. Monday. Gate at right is lower entry to lock chamber. i Brooklyn Marchers Out Again By RALEIGH ALLSBROOK NEW YORK (AP)-Antidiscrim ination pickets repeatedly blockec work trucks from entering a hos pital construction site in Brook lyn and 55 were carried away b; police. 'But the civil rights demonstra tion appeared to be a token ef fort when compared to the picket ing which produced mass arrests Monday. Their leaders, set to confe: later with Mayor Robert F. Wag ner, had not called for concertet civil disobedience .today in ' the fight against alleged union bias against'Negroes .in the building industry. '•, ;' '. .','.Nevertheless, v some pickets sat Joielt or lay in the paths of heavy trucks and refused to move. Other pickets resumed a dem onstration at a public housing construction project in Manhattan another scene of multiple arrests Monday, and began a protest a an apartment building site in Queens. Stand in Driveways At the outset of the Queens demonstration, the 200 demonstrators stood passively in driveways and were shoved aside by police to allow construction vehicles to persons were arrested in enter. Two Queens, including the demonstration leader, William Booth, a lawyer and chairman of the Jamaica branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Col• ored People. Mass arrests were made Mon> day when,some 1,000 demonstra' tors sat down or paraded in the path of construction trucks. Many refused to • budge. Aboui; 300 were hauled bodily into police vans, and 22 of them were arrested. The rest, mainly juveniles, were released later, along with those arrested. Today's pickets, the majority of them Negroes, were following the tactics of Monday's demonstration. They had been told by Negro leaders at a rally Monday night that they were not being asked to engage In a civil disobedience today. ; ; OK Prom Leaders But the Rev. Gerald S. White, a Negro pastor, told newsmen that if the pickets wanted to stage sit-downs\today, it was all right with the ; demonstration leaders. The Rev. William A. Jones Jr., coordinator of the Committee on Job Opportunities for Brooklyn, sold Monday night, "We're not planning any mass arrests for today. Of course, the strategy can change. But at tills moment we're not planning any sit-down." Jones said that five Negro lead ers were to meet today with Mayor Robert F, Wagner of New York to emphasize demands for more jobs for Negroes and Puerto Rlcans on public construction projects, Of the several hundred sit-down demonstrators hauled awny from the Pownstate Medical Center site Mpnday, m were charged with disorderly conduct, They pleaded Innocent and were released for a later hearing, A week ago, 42 persons, Including J4 Negro clergymen, were arrested, fw blocking sccewtp ffle hospital fite, Twenty-seven others W* arrested last Friday f<y a similar reason, Although riot-trained putrolmen were on hand Monday, no violence broke out between police the J,ooo Tows Squeeze Through Lock There will be some delay in all river traffic because of the closing of the main lock at Alton Dam. Pleasure boats may havfe to wait as long as two hours for passage. . John, Jansen, head of the lock What a Time to Be Out of Paper! The two-year contract between the Peavey Co. and American Federation of Grain Millers will be signed as soon as enough paper is found to print copies. A spokesman for the' company said the office ran out of supplies when none could be brought into the mill during the 19-day strike which ended Saturday, '.and the •• search'for, !;a,-paper, supply'wis| 'on today. ' ;'* 'All the men employed '''-at f the mill are back on""the job. The contract is expected to be signed today or tomorrow. Nasser *ian Regime CAIRO (AP)—President Gamal Abdel Nasser says Egypt, Iraq and Syria cannot unite as long as he Ba'ath Socialist party rules Syria. ' Denouncing the Syrian regime as fascist, Nasser declared Monday night: "There cannot possi- >ly be any alliance with fascism based on deception and treason. Ne want democratic unity, not he unity of a Ba'athist prison." Iraq also has a Ba'athist government, but Nasser apparently left he door open for .cooperation with and dam section of the U.S. Army Engineer district, said the main lock was closed at 4 p.m. Mon day for repairs to the gates. Worl on the gates will progress around the clock, seven days a week, until the repairs are completed, he said. River traffic, meanwhile, wih be required to use the smallei auxiliary lock. Normal lockage time for a com mercial single, tow. is 20 to 30 minutes, Jansen said. However since any tow over three barges will have ,to be~. broken up to ge MpulhllheJseOJ^^^liaryit lock' a^cJpuble.lockage of .this type expected to take about one. am one-half hours; Jansen :said. The lock chamber that is being repaired is 600 feet long. ; Pleasure boats will not have to wait for passage any longer than three separate commercial • lock- aged, Jansen added,, or up / to a maximum of two hours. Jansen said barge operators have been cooperating "wonderfully" so far in rearranging their barges and speeding up their deck crews to cut the time lost in the auxiliary lock to a minimum. The Alton Dam averages 21 commercial tows through its locks within a 24-hour period, Jansen said. Shift crews will be kept working around the clock to cut the time the main lock is out of operation. Jansen said the repairs are to the large diagonal bars on the lock gates, one of which had broken. The others, he said, were all in "pretty bad shape 1 .' and ro- iairs were essential since "we were living on borrowed time." Clark Bridge Closing Not Exactly Set The exact date for. closing of the Clark Bridge cannot be confirmed until agreement is reached, with the Missouri Highway Department, the Telegraph was 'told today. E. R. Ailes, assistant district engineer for the Illinois Division of Highways, said a definite date for closing of the bridge for repairs to the roadbed should be known by Wednesday. Some sources said the bridge would close Aug. 12. The exact date cannot be set until the Missouri Highway Department concurs, Ailes said. He said that plans and specifications ^!6)K^ ; tl}e?;i^p.ate' .work have been sent to 'the Missouri department by the Illinois division at Springfield; but the -latter' agency 'had not received any confirmation of the tentative closing date as of today. Work on the bridge is expected to take about two to three weeks to complete. Ailes said that the repa*ir work would be done under supervision of a day labor unit from the Springfield office pf the highway department, which has an agreement with local labor unions.. Under the agreement local men other" than supervisory will be hired through their unions on the project, Ailes or \vo said. John Shortal,- business agent of the International Hodcarriers and Laborers Union, Alton Loal 218, said that contrary to previous published reports that state maintenance employes it- io do the repair work, he lad been informed that local building tradesmen were to do he, job. .•,':•.• Test Ban Treaty Complete By PRESTON GKOVEK MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union, Britain and the United States apparently completed work today on a treaty banning nuclear tests in the air, outer space and under water. They may initial it Wednesday, All the experts walked out of the • Spiridonovka Palace in mid- afternoon and were reported to have completed their work on the treaty. The delegation chiefs-U.S. Undersecretary of State W. Averall Harriman, Lord Hailsham of Britain and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko—lingered a while to discuss other matters on which the Russians are seeking action at this time. These include primarily a non aggression agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Communist Warsaw Pact powers. There were strong indications that even this hurdle had been surmounted. U.S., British and Soviet negotiators worked overtime Mftnday lo prepare the test ban accord for initialing this week. Only a few words reportedly remained to be agreed upon. Unless Khrushchev insists on a package deal, the three powers should complete the test ban treaty today or Wednesday, Western sources said. The chief U.S. negotiator, W. Averell Harriman, has no authority to negotiate a nonaggression pact. President Kennedy : was/-reported considering an attempt to drum up congressional support for the test ban agreement by sending leading members of Congress to Moscow for the signing. The unpoliced ban on nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space and under water must win Senate approval by at least a two-thirds majority if it is to become binding on the United States. Republican Governors Push Rights MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Republicans wheeled up their guns today for a probably futile new offensive to force some kind WILLING TO DIE Buddist nun Dieu Hue is shown at news conference in Saigon Tuesday where she announced she will commit suicide if Buddist demands are not soon met by the Vietnamese government. (AP Wirephoto) Future Bright WASHINGTON GP>—Democratic congressional leaders talke over the railroad labor dispute situation with President Kenned today and reported afterward that prospects look good for Ken nedy's legislative plan to avoid a strike. In talking with newsmen afte their weekly White House break fast, however, the party chiefs steered clear of any predictions that Congress will complete ac ion before 12:01 a.m. Tuesday A <N wt w SOME GIFT „ OIL the front lawn L-. Steve ^flYeroali born shortly Shown vvltlj" U.Theramllyhpd lor-the of civil rights action by the Democratic-dominated 55th annual Governors' Conference. Governors of both parties planned two hours of talk at an afternoon session, under strict time limitations, to the issue. But there would be little opportunity for any effective action under the rules. Repulsed in their initial efforts Monday by an all-but-solid Democratic majority, GOP members led by Govs. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and Mark 0, Hatfield of Oregon worked out strategy to inject the issue into an attack on President Kennedy's welfare legislative program. A committee headed by Democratic Gov. Richard J. Hughes of New Jersey lays before the conference Wednesday a report approving in glowing terms Kennedy's proposals for a domestic peace corps, a youth employment act, new mental health legislation and his highly contiwersial program of health care for the elderly, financed through Social Security. Hatfield, committee vice chairman, is expected to counter this move with a minority report laced with civil rights declarations. It would take issue with some of the Democratic majority's views. The Republicans believe they have a chance of forcing a conference showdown that would put divided Democrats in the embarrassing position of having to vote for the first time on a civil rights declaration. A previous test, in which the Democrats rolled over the Repub- llcallon opposition 33-16, abolished the conference resolutions committee. While civil rights proposals died along with others, it was not officially a ballot on the issue. Democratic Gov, Albert D, Ros- ejlinl of Washington, conjeren.ce clw.bwa.ni, said In a statement the action would not "gag" the or- us the Republicans harge*). That is the hour at which the carriers have announced they will put controversial new manpower- cutting work rules into effect. The noncommital attitude of the Congress leaders on that point strongly indicated that the administration still faces the job of achieving some sort of agreed delay while Congress does its work. The unions of on-train workers say they will strike the minute the rules are applied. Speaker John W. McCormack of Massachusetts said every effort will be made in the House for "as speedy action as possible" on the presidential plan to refer the whole dispute over what the railroads call "featherbedding" to the Interstate Commerce Commission for binding judgment that would apply' for at least two years. Hearings Start Today Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana, Senate Democratic leader, said hearings' on the Kennedy plan will start this afternoon before the Senate Commerce Committee and acting Chairman John D. Pastore, D-R.L, is pre- jared for night sessions to speed action. The views stated by the Democratic leaders tended to back up earlier indications of a cautiously favorable attitude in Congress toward the presidential plan. In effect, Kennedy asked Con gress to block the railroads from instituting new rules, which woul eliminate thousands of jobs, unt they have been studied and ap proved by the ICC. •The rules have been schedulei to go into effect next Monday The five operating unions havi said they will strike the minuti they do. Republican leader Everett 'M Djrksen helped put the President's recommendation? on the track b; joining with Democratic leade: Vlike Mansfield in sponsoring the egislation in the Senate. Saying "I do not expect a lo of trouble from this," Dirksen urged swift action, although he added the measure might have to undergo some changes. Asks Fast Action Kennedy, too, underscored the need for quick action. "This dispute," he said, "has •cached the point where only >rompt and effective congressional action can assure that serious njury to the public will be pre- ented." Congressional leaders, neverthe- ess, were unwilling to predict the egislation would be passed before he Monday midnight deadline. The railroads have agreed to lold off on the new rules until hen. The five operating unions lave agreed not to strike before then. Neither the unions nor the car- iers have commented on Ken nedy's proposals. Bare Facts Scary Politicians Refuse To Talk at Convention FRESNO, Calif, y, Mayor Arthur Fresno welcomes (AP)—Normal' Selland chance speak before a convention. This Ime he demurs, "I'm no prude," says the nayor, "but I honestly don't think could do It. Anyway, that's In he county. Why don't they try he supervisors?" "Well," said Sloan'P. McCormick, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, "I'd have to say I wve no plans to attend. Anyway, hat's (Supervisor Norman S.) Foey's district, Why don'J they try him?'' 1 "Could I vvejcome mem in ah, sentlu," asked Foley, Chairman qj the convention, ioward kane, gommented: "Wo have run into his kind of problem before. Civic leaders are just too sensitive. It appears the conven tion will have' to go on without them," But as Lane pointed out, the annual meeting of the Western Sunbathing Association never has been honored by the presence of civic leaders, Lane said: "It seems they're never completely capable of get ting into the swing of things. You know, always telling you to keep your shirt on." Tin's year's fleshy frolic wil open Friday at the Cnlyptus Grove nudist camp, north of Clovls. More than 1,000 delegates from Call fornia, Arizona, Nevada, Utah am New 'Mexico will attend. Allen Wants Delay A showdown vote on a proposed new housing ordinance is expected at Wednesday night's Alton City Council meeting. At stake may be the cleanup of Dogtown through urban renewal. Alderman Newell H. Allen, at Monday night's City Finance Committee sought endorsement of a resolution calling for more pub- IVEWELL ALLEN ic information on urban renewal Before the council acts on the housing question. Real Estate Dealer Allen's latest move was made in the face of an endorsement for Dogtown cleanup, made by unions and other organizations. Spokesmen have called the area off E. Broadway, across from the Plaza shopping center, an "eyesore" and a "disgrace" to the city. If the council decides to ancept Allen's resolution, it may kill the Dogtown project and other urban renewal projects for the time be ng in Alton. Deadline Aug. 1 Allen's move, which amounts to a delay as far as the housing or dinance is concerned, would push the city past the Aug. 1 deadline lor certification set by the Hous ng and Home Finance Agency The next regular council session would be after Aug. 1. The government" agency ha: notified the city that it must havi "workable program" by Aug. ', in order to be certified for anoth er year .under^ urban renewal Lack of such 'c.ertifical ion" eliniin ales cities 'from''•obtaining m. ban renewal funds. Allen said he felt the counc members and the public shoul have more information on wha the Dogtown project would co the taxpayers, and what would b paid for properties to be take and for what price they would b sold under the clearance plan. Alderman James Bailey said h already had asked such question and received no adequate an swer. Endorsement of the f i n a n c committee on his proposed reso- ution was sought by Allen, bu committee members took the stand it couldn't act in a matter lot referred to it and already in lands of another committee. I adjourned without hearing details f Allen's planned resolution. Mayor P. W. Day said today hat before tomorrow night's council meeting he will seek definite nformation from H&HF officials at the Chicago regional office whether immediate action on the new housing ordinance is manda- ory. Last Chance "It appears to me," he said, 'that tomorrow night's council neeting may be the last regulai session at which action can be aken on housing to assure con- inuance of the workable pro;ram." Theodore Di8Ss, attorney for he Alton Housing Authority, said oday that he has conferred with Day and is preparing an applica- ;on to the H&HF Agency for re- ewal of the workable program, lowever, he said, forwarding of ie application has been deferred n t i 1 Wednesday night's council leeting at which the question of doption of the essential new nous- ng ordinance will come up. Diaz expressed the opinion that, xcepting for the requirement to ave an acceptable housing ordl- ance, the city can meet other onditions for program renewal. Following tlie committee session lien said that the resolution he roposes to offer to the council irnorrow night calls for a report y the mayor and the housing ommission on five points with re- pect to the East End Place Dogtown) renewal project: (1) Estimated cost of the tract o be acquired; (2) estimated cost remove existing dwellings lere; (3) estimated sale price of luivd when acquired and clear* d for renewal; (4) any commitments made or proposals recelv- d in anticipation of the sale of ie property; and (5) possible cost j the taxpayers if the renewal rojuct is adopted. DATA AT THE DAM Over *tuuR below cmm u i «ni. .5. Pool 23.3. I'ruclliHutlon •JH hr«. to 8 a.m. None. Cambridge Marches Called Off WASHINGTON (AP) - White and Negro leaders from Cambridge, Md. ( today signed an agreement that Negroes will end rl demonstrations there in- def'nitely and the 'white community will take concrete steps to meet Negroes' desegregattion demands. The document, designed to end violence in the eastern shore fish- ng community, was signed at the Justice Department. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy signed as a ivitness. It followed more than e : ght hours of talks Monday night with Asst. Atty. Gen. Burke Marshall. . ; . .'.y.. . ; ..'.;'• ; ; : Cambridge • Mayor'" Calvm-iAWV' Mowbray andI City .Atty, C. Awdry Thompson arrived 'Y6day :y to r join Negro •• leaders in signing the agreement. Cambridge officials had not been represented at Monday night's meeting. Brig Gen. George Gelston indicated that National Guard troops will remain in Cambridge for a while. The four-page agreement listed these steps being taken in hopes of meeting Negro demands: Firm assurances that desegrega- .ion of the first four grades in he Dorchester County school sys- :em will be accomplished by the opening of the school ysur in Sep- ember. A Negro citizen has been re- ained as an interviewer with the tate's Department of Employment Security in its Cambridge iffice. The mayor and commissioners f Cambridge are applying -to the "ederal Housing Administration or a Iqw'rent public housing prc- ect "which materially will bene- it the Negro community." The agreement also noted that Cambridge officials have appoint- d a biracial Human Relations Commission with four Negro members. Boy Pulled From River Unconscious David Vice, 8, of 804 E. Slx.th t., was pulled unconscious from ie Mississippi River about 2:15 .m. today after he had been ivept against a barge. The boy, taken to St. Joseph's ospital, was reported respond- ig to treatment. Richard Sweet, 18, of 375 S, inth St., East Alton, told the elegraph that lie was prepar* g to haul a load of sand from e river, near Raymond's Fish arket at the foot of Henry reel, 'when he saw the boy. Sweet jumped in and dragged ie youth out, he related, and egan applying artificial resplru- on. When he rescued the boy from the water, the victim was lying limp up against u barue offshore, Sweet suld. The boy was in swimming trunks and a fishing line was wrapped partially around him. Apparently he had become entangled In the line while swimming with three older boys. TODAY'S Seems llfce Europe h«» jU- ways been H jigsaw pu%<it with u "peuw" inlwlng, f f*Mir*« Gfl/p.)

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